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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"The Quilting Beetle."

Hello,

It is that time of the year when the farmers are out cutting hay while the sun shines.


 We have a neighbour who works in biosecurity and he is always telling me that to be on the lookout for a certain type of beetle that has escaped from over in Queensland. Guess what I found one in the garden amongst the roses here last week. So of course I sent it back to its owner in Queensland.


This is what the escaped beetle looks like a "Fionii Quiltoferus." Strangely enough it has a wonderful perfume of Lavender when squeezed.

Seriously if you believe that you would believe anything. You see Fiona had a photo of herself under a  Rhododendron bush and a email conversation followed as it does. I wanted to send her a surprise thank you for being such a great sport regarding the rather cheeky Santa machine embroidery samples.

The painted mural in the first photo is on a building in Goomalling.  We had a day out there last week and I decided to post Fiona's parcel from there as I knew she would have no idea where it was and what would be inside.

Happy days.
Bev C

13 comments:

Patricia Lewis said...

LOL good one :)) Love the pic of the harvesters and that beetle...:))
Happy crafting ..

Maria said...

Good one, Bev! But watch out, we will all want our own beetles now! lol

Val Spiers said...

What a fabulous mural. What a cute idea the Fionii is. You are lucky it got through quarantine.
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shez said...

lol,i believed it,lol,its lovely Bev.xx

Lin said...

Lovely Bev - I believed it briefly! Super gift.

marina said...

very clever you had me going.
Mind you when I first read the bug's name Fiona was the first one I thought of too lol

Fiona said...

I just love my beetle.... love love love my beetle... thanks sooooo much
Hugz

Julia said...

I nearly believed it too!
I thought "oh no my roses!"
Pretty beetle...

Michelle Ridgway said...

That is so funny...very sneaky Bev. You can't have things escaping from Queensland like that. LOL! Who better to enjoy it all than lovely Fiona. You are so very clever Bev. Loved it!

Julie said...

That is clever of you Bev .. I am sure your friend will laugh when she opens your parcel. That mural is quite lovely. They are cutting & baling the hay all around us here also at present. Happy week to you Bev x0x

Nat Palaskas said...

Boo surprise! That believed you, really! I like that wall mural, it must been hand painted right? Hugs Nat

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Fantastic Bev....love the species of beetle LOL!

Karen said...

Very creative and well done!!